REVISION CHECKLIST FOR GOOGLE DOCS Use this checklist to make sure you are an effective and helpful writing buddy I go to Google Docs (http://docs.google.com) and find my own document. I make sure my document title follows the format that my teacher specified. For example, with my class period, last name, first name, and title of my essay: 5Bulb, Megan: Breaking the Rules I open my document, click on the Share tab and put my buddy’s email address in the “Invite People” box. I also add my teacher’s email address is also in the “Invite People” box, and then I click the “Invite collaborators” button to send them an email notification. I look for my buddy’s essay in Google Docs (after he has added me as a collaborator). I read my buddy’s draft aloud to look for problems: Awkward sentence structure Missing thesis Lack of examples Poor word choice Punctuation errors I click on INSERT and then look for the COMMENTS button:
I write a comment to my buddy about my suggestions. • • • •
The comment can go at the end of the paper. Wherever I click, is where the comment will go I can put as many comments as I think would be helpful. I try to be as specific as possible with my suggestions. o Give an example of what word would be a better choice o Suggest an example o Suggest a thesis o Suggest ideas to improve essay
o Suggest punctuation o Comment on one thing you really like about the essay I run the spell-check (bottom right corner in the document). I make sure that my buddy’s essay has a title that follows the format my teacher specified.